05 September 2017

Württemberg Garde zu Fuß Based!

30mm Huzzah! figures painted as, more or less, the Württemberg Garde zu Fuß in 2010 or '11.  They await the addition of their white Colonel's color, and I actually have a spare figure all base-coated and in progress.

Three existing regiments of line infantry are now -- for The Grand Duchy of Stollen that is -- all cemented to new laser cut bases with one more to go.  I'll tackle these this weekend although I might paint the base surfaces my usual bright green before then if time permits.  Then, I can turn my attention to the line regiments comprising the Army of Zichenau before turning my attention to (re-) basing the cavalry and deployed artillery crews.

The figures used for the regiment shown above, and sold to me by Der Alte Fritz back in 2009, are from the limited Huzzah! range, which appeared in 2007 or '08 at the height of the "Old School Wargaming" craze.  Sadly, nothing more ever appeared, and the range petered out although the Prussian infantry figures are apparently still sold by Fighting 15s.  If memory serves, there was some serious family illness or emergency that got in the way of anymore being developed for the range.  Too bad since they have a certain something although I prefer the more slender RSM95, Minden, Fife &Drum, and Crann Tara figures at this point.

In any case, here they are, and they don't look half bad.  Next up, a regiment of red-coated, white-faced Hanseatic infantry painted back in late 2012.

-- Stokes


Stryker said...

Stunning looking unit - your figures already looked great but this basing is showing them off to their best!

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

I hate re-basing , but once done the results are satisfying and make the figures more usable , Tony

Conrad Kinch said...

They are a credit to you Sir. Keep up the good work.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you for your kind words, everyone. Agreed. Rebasing is the worst! But thus far everything has gone pretty smoothly, and the attractive results are certainly worth it. Should have just used laser cut bases to begin with, but live and learn as they say.

Best Regards,


Wellington Man said...

Your troops are lovely in any case, Stokes, but the newly painted bases are transformative. Please say there'll be a grande revue des armees when they're all done!

I'm very envious of that green and wish I could find something to match it.

Best regards


Allan Tidmarsh said...

the troops are looking good on their new bases

MSFoy said...

They look terrific. Apologies for this, but could you remind us where the real world of Württemberg meets up with your own creations? I had a brief attempt to create a fictitious member of the Napoleonic Rheinbund a few years ago, and inventing the joins between real and "pretend" history was a big part of the fun!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you for your comments, gentlemen! No known ties between The Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II and Württemberg (although he is a distant relation to one or another of the ruling elites in one or another of the Hesses). I simply liked the uniform. A grand review once all of the existing line infantry has been (re-) based sounds like a terrific idea!

Best Regards,


Simon Millar said...

Luvely jubbley...as Pop Larkin would say.


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